During the Cold War, the USSR and US nearly went nuclear. Many Soviet nations proclaimed independence in 1991 after it fell.
Yugoslavia split into Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia in the mid-1990s.
Rhodesia was managed by the British South Africa Company, which sought gold, copper, and coal, until 1979, following a fourteen-year Rhodesian Bush War.
After the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the socialist country was under Soviet rule until 1990, when it was reunited with West Germany.
Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia finally emerged from the dissolution of the empire due to nationalist feelings.
After the 1989 Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovakia was partitioned into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with the Czech Republic preserving the flag.
After the U.S. left in 1973, North Vietnam conquered Saigon in 1975 and Vietnam became communist.
The Federation of South Arabia was founded in 1962 on the Arabian Peninsula and was under British rule. Independence ended the Federation.
As early as 1950, China began a deadly campaign to integrate Tibet into their country, firmly believing that Tibet has been an integral part of China for generations.